Weather Forecast for Nelson


Nelson Summary

Generally clear.

Forecast analysed and prepared by The Weather Company

Now

22°c

Observed at 7:17pm from:
Cohen place (INELSON26)

Rain (today)0mm
WindNNE 0km/h
Humidex (Beta)25°c
Humidity58%
Pressure1030.14hPa

Current conditions by The Weather Company

Tonight

12°c
Generally clear.
Rain (chance)10%
WindWSW 12km/h
Moonrise3:16pm
Moonset12:35am
Moon PhaseWaxing Gibbous

Computer generated forecast by The Weather Company

Tomorrow

23°c
Partly cloudy.
Rain (chance)10%
WindWNW 23km/h
UV Index8 (Very High)
Sunrise7:02am
Sunset8:17pm

Computer generated forecast by The Weather Company

Next 24 Hours

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1%
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1%
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1%
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of rain
1%
chance
of rain
5%
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of rain
WNW
10km/hr
WSW
12km/hr
WSW
13km/hr
SW
13km/hr
SW
13km/hr
SSW
11km/hr
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10km/hr
SW
10km/hr
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10km/hr
WSW
9km/hr
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9km/hr
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10km/hr
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10km/hr
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11km/hr
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13km/hr
WNW
15km/hr
NW
17km/hr
NW
19km/hr
NW
21km/hr
NW
23km/hr
NW
24km/hr
NW
25km/hr
NW
24km/hr
NW
22km/hr

Hourly forecast analysed and prepared by The Weather Company

Next 9 Days

Sun 25 Feb
23°c
15°c
Partly cloudy.
WNW
23km/hr
10%
chance
of rain
The Weather Company
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1%
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5%
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6%
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6%
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6%
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6%
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of rain
4%
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of rain
3%
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2%
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of rain
2%
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1%
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of rain
1%
chance
of rain
1%
chance
of rain
1%
chance
of rain
1%
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of rain
1%
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of rain
5%
chance
of rain
6%
chance
of rain
9%
chance
of rain
15%
chance
of rain
15%
chance
of rain
SW
13km/hr
SSW
11km/hr
SW
10km/hr
SW
10km/hr
SW
10km/hr
WSW
9km/hr
WSW
9km/hr
WSW
10km/hr
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10km/hr
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11km/hr
WNW
13km/hr
WNW
15km/hr
NW
17km/hr
NW
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21km/hr
NW
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25km/hr
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24km/hr
NW
22km/hr
NW
21km/hr
NW
17km/hr
NNW
15km/hr
NNW
14km/hr

Hourly forecast analysed and prepared by The Weather Company

Mon 26 Feb
20°c
8°c
Showers.
SSE
10km/hr
70%
chance
of rain
The Weather Company
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17%
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of rain
39%
chance
of rain
50%
chance
of rain
55%
chance
of rain
71%
chance
of rain
80%
chance
of rain
87%
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of rain
54%
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of rain
52%
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of rain
34%
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of rain
68%
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of rain
69%
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of rain
70%
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of rain
64%
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of rain
54%
chance
of rain
53%
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of rain
31%
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of rain
31%
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of rain
31%
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of rain
11%
chance
of rain
10%
chance
of rain
10%
chance
of rain
7%
chance
of rain
7%
chance
of rain
NNW
16km/hr
NNW
19km/hr
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19km/hr
N
20km/hr
N
21km/hr
NNW
19km/hr
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13km/hr
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11km/hr
SW
9km/hr
SW
10km/hr
SW
9km/hr
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8km/hr
SE
8km/hr
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8km/hr
E
10km/hr
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9km/hr
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8km/hr
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8km/hr
ESE
7km/hr
SE
7km/hr
SE
9km/hr
SSE
10km/hr
SSE
10km/hr
SSE
11km/hr

Hourly forecast analysed and prepared by The Weather Company

Tue 27 Feb
21°c
11°c
Partly cloudy.
E
13km/hr
10%
chance
of rain
The Weather Company
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7%
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of rain
4%
chance
of rain
4%
chance
of rain
4%
chance
of rain
4%
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of rain
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1%
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of rain
0%
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of rain
1%
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of rain
1%
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of rain
1%
chance
of rain
2%
chance
of rain
3%
chance
of rain
4%
chance
of rain
12%
chance
of rain
14%
chance
of rain
15%
chance
of rain
17%
chance
of rain
17%
chance
of rain
SSE
11km/hr
SSE
11km/hr
SSE
10km/hr
SSE
10km/hr
SSE
10km/hr
SSE
9km/hr
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8km/hr
SSE
8km/hr
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7km/hr
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6km/hr
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6km/hr
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7km/hr
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12km/hr
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ENE
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E
8km/hr
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8km/hr
SE
9km/hr
SE
9km/hr

Hourly forecast analysed and prepared by The Weather Company

Wed 28 Feb
21°c
12°c
Mostly cloudy.
E
12km/hr
20%
chance
of rain
The Weather Company
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8:00
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10:00
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11:00
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17%
chance
of rain
19%
chance
of rain
19%
chance
of rain
19%
chance
of rain
20%
chance
of rain
20%
chance
of rain
21%
chance
of rain
18%
chance
of rain
18%
chance
of rain
16%
chance
of rain
12%
chance
of rain
10%
chance
of rain
8%
chance
of rain
5%
chance
of rain
5%
chance
of rain
5%
chance
of rain
4%
chance
of rain
3%
chance
of rain
4%
chance
of rain
4%
chance
of rain
6%
chance
of rain
7%
chance
of rain
7%
chance
of rain
8%
chance
of rain
SE
9km/hr
SE
8km/hr
SE
8km/hr
SE
8km/hr
SE
8km/hr
SE
7km/hr
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7km/hr
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7km/hr
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7km/hr
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8km/hr
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8km/hr
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E
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ENE
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ENE
11km/hr
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11km/hr
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12km/hr
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12km/hr
NE
10km/hr
NNE
9km/hr
NE
7km/hr
SE
8km/hr
SSE
9km/hr
SSE
9km/hr

Hourly forecast analysed and prepared by The Weather Company

Thu 1 Mar
22°c
13°c
Showers.
N
14km/hr
50%
chance
of rain
The Weather Company
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8:00
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9:00
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10:00
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11:00
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8%
chance
of rain
9%
chance
of rain
9%
chance
of rain
9%
chance
of rain
18%
chance
of rain
18%
chance
of rain
18%
chance
of rain
32%
chance
of rain
32%
chance
of rain
24%
chance
of rain
40%
chance
of rain
38%
chance
of rain
36%
chance
of rain
41%
chance
of rain
42%
chance
of rain
44%
chance
of rain
45%
chance
of rain
47%
chance
of rain
47%
chance
of rain
51%
chance
of rain
51%
chance
of rain
51%
chance
of rain
48%
chance
of rain
48%
chance
of rain
SSE
8km/hr
SSE
8km/hr
SSE
8km/hr
SSE
7km/hr
SE
6km/hr
SE
6km/hr
SE
5km/hr
SE
6km/hr
SE
4km/hr
N
5km/hr
N
7km/hr
N
10km/hr
N
11km/hr
N
12km/hr
N
14km/hr
N
15km/hr
NNW
15km/hr
N
14km/hr
NNW
12km/hr
NNW
11km/hr
NW
10km/hr
NW
7km/hr
WNW
6km/hr
SW
7km/hr

Hourly forecast analysed and prepared by The Weather Company

Fri 2 Mar
24°c
14°c
Partly cloudy.
N
14km/hr
20%
chance
of rain
The Weather Company
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5:00
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6:00
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7:00
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8:00
PM
9:00
PM
10:00
PM
11:00
PM
47%
chance
of rain
35%
chance
of rain
33%
chance
of rain
32%
chance
of rain
24%
chance
of rain
24%
chance
of rain
24%
chance
of rain
20%
chance
of rain
19%
chance
of rain
17%
chance
of rain
15%
chance
of rain
14%
chance
of rain
14%
chance
of rain
7%
chance
of rain
6%
chance
of rain
6%
chance
of rain
10%
chance
of rain
11%
chance
of rain
12%
chance
of rain
15%
chance
of rain
17%
chance
of rain
18%
chance
of rain
15%
chance
of rain
15%
chance
of rain
SSW
7km/hr
SW
8km/hr
SSW
7km/hr
SSW
7km/hr
S
7km/hr
SSE
6km/hr
SSE
5km/hr
SSE
5km/hr
SE
5km/hr
N
6km/hr
NNW
7km/hr
NNW
9km/hr
NNW
11km/hr
N
13km/hr
N
14km/hr
N
14km/hr
NNW
15km/hr
N
13km/hr
NNW
11km/hr
NNW
9km/hr
NW
8km/hr
NW
6km/hr
WSW
6km/hr
SSW
6km/hr

Hourly forecast analysed and prepared by The Weather Company

Sat 3 Mar
24°c
13°c
Afternoon showers.
ENE
14km/hr
50%
chance
of rain
The Weather Company
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7:00
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9:00
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10:00
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4:00
PM
5:00
PM
6:00
PM
7:00
PM
8:00
PM
9:00
PM
10:00
PM
11:00
PM
15%
chance
of rain
6%
chance
of rain
6%
chance
of rain
7%
chance
of rain
7%
chance
of rain
7%
chance
of rain
8%
chance
of rain
8%
chance
of rain
7%
chance
of rain
6%
chance
of rain
4%
chance
of rain
3%
chance
of rain
2%
chance
of rain
24%
chance
of rain
31%
chance
of rain
34%
chance
of rain
45%
chance
of rain
48%
chance
of rain
49%
chance
of rain
54%
chance
of rain
54%
chance
of rain
53%
chance
of rain
50%
chance
of rain
48%
chance
of rain
SSE
7km/hr
S
7km/hr
SSE
7km/hr
SSE
7km/hr
SE
7km/hr
SSE
6km/hr
SE
6km/hr
SE
7km/hr
SE
6km/hr
SE
7km/hr
E
8km/hr
ENE
9km/hr
NE
10km/hr
NE
12km/hr
NE
13km/hr
NE
14km/hr
NNE
14km/hr
NE
13km/hr
NNE
11km/hr
NNE
9km/hr
E
8km/hr
SE
9km/hr
SSE
10km/hr
SSE
11km/hr

Hourly forecast analysed and prepared by The Weather Company

Sun 4 Mar
23°c
14°c
Partly cloudy.
NE
14km/hr
10%
chance
of rain
The Weather Company
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7:00
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AM
9:00
AM
10:00
AM
11:00
AM
12:00
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1:00
PM
2:00
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3:00
PM
4:00
PM
5:00
PM
6:00
PM
7:00
PM
8:00
PM
9:00
PM
10:00
PM
11:00
PM
47%
chance
of rain
15%
chance
of rain
15%
chance
of rain
15%
chance
of rain
16%
chance
of rain
16%
chance
of rain
16%
chance
of rain
9%
chance
of rain
8%
chance
of rain
7%
chance
of rain
5%
chance
of rain
4%
chance
of rain
3%
chance
of rain
3%
chance
of rain
3%
chance
of rain
4%
chance
of rain
4%
chance
of rain
5%
chance
of rain
6%
chance
of rain
6%
chance
of rain
6%
chance
of rain
7%
chance
of rain
8%
chance
of rain
9%
chance
of rain
SSE
11km/hr
SSE
11km/hr
SSE
11km/hr
SSE
11km/hr
SSE
11km/hr
SSE
9km/hr
SE
9km/hr
SE
9km/hr
SE
7km/hr
SE
8km/hr
E
8km/hr
NE
10km/hr
NE
12km/hr
NE
13km/hr
NE
14km/hr
NNE
14km/hr
NNE
14km/hr
NNE
13km/hr
NNE
12km/hr
N
10km/hr
N
8km/hr
NNE
6km/hr
ENE
6km/hr
SSE
7km/hr

Hourly forecast analysed and prepared by The Weather Company

Mon 5 Mar
24°c
15°c
Afternoon showers.
NNE
17km/hr
40%
chance
of rain
The Weather Company
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1:00
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2:00
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3:00
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4:00
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5:00
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6:00
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7:00
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9:00
AM
10:00
AM
11:00
AM
12:00
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1:00
PM
2:00
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3:00
PM
4:00
PM
5:00
PM
6:00
PM
7:00
PM
8:00
PM
9:00
PM
10:00
PM
11:00
PM
9%
chance
of rain
17%
chance
of rain
18%
chance
of rain
18%
chance
of rain
18%
chance
of rain
18%
chance
of rain
17%
chance
of rain
22%
chance
of rain
21%
chance
of rain
20%
chance
of rain
18%
chance
of rain
16%
chance
of rain
15%
chance
of rain
33%
chance
of rain
34%
chance
of rain
37%
chance
of rain
39%
chance
of rain
42%
chance
of rain
44%
chance
of rain
60%
chance
of rain
60%
chance
of rain
60%
chance
of rain
60%
chance
of rain
60%
chance
of rain
SSE
7km/hr
SSE
7km/hr
SSE
7km/hr
SSE
7km/hr
SE
7km/hr
SE
6km/hr
SE
6km/hr
SE
6km/hr
SE
5km/hr
E
7km/hr
NNE
9km/hr
N
11km/hr
NNW
12km/hr
N
13km/hr
N
17km/hr
N
17km/hr
N
17km/hr
N
16km/hr
N
14km/hr
N
11km/hr
NNW
9km/hr
NNW
7km/hr
NNW
6km/hr
SW
6km/hr

Hourly forecast analysed and prepared by The Weather Company


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Comments

Rangitoto walk

We're walking from Rangitoto to the causeway/Motutapu on either Tuesday or Thursday – given that rain is forecast for Wednesday. I understand that Tuesday is windy and Thursday less so, but with more chance of a shower. Which day is your best pick? Michael Smith

Hi there May want to check

Hi there

May want to check out Wednesday again, that heavy rain is now not due till Thursday. Either Tuesday or Wednesday has similar weather, cloudy areas with a light shower or two possible, winds breezy from the northeast, fresh at times. Conditions will be humid and warm with high's in the mid twenties.

You can track the rain yourself here if you like: http://www.weatherwatch.co.nz/forecast-maps/rain

Hope that helps!

Cheers
Aaron

Auckland summer overnight lows

Hi there, I feel like over the last 2 months Auckland's overnight temps have been warmer than average. I understand that the monopolised nature of weather data in New Zealand makes this difficult, but I feel like every summer Auckland overnight temperatures hover around 16 to 20cm whereas the 'official' data from NIWA etc shoes this peaking at 15.8c in February. So, my question is, do you think this is due to incorrect long run averages (under-reading by several degrees, potential cooler weather station placement etc), or a warmer than average summer? Auckland is certainly living up to it's subtropical billing this summer. Cheers!

Hi there, a great question

Hi there, a great question and not sure if we can clearly answer it. Averages in New Zealand are hard to work out as both NIWA and MetService only have a handful of stations that are public. NIWA has sometimes said Auckland has broken temperature records while MetService didn't agree (as they use different data and sites). This is why we want one public data source for all to use and query. But you're quite right about Auckland being sub-tropical lately. This year we have definitely had an uptick in northerly and north easterly airflows (much more so than last summer). This brings in much higher overnight temperatures and makes the daytime ones feel much warmer too. February is usually when we have our peak heat though, but being two islands in a part of the world with very changeable weather you just never know how the pattern in February may go. No signs of immediate cooling down though - the mugginess is here to stay for a while yet.

Kind regards
Philip Duncan

20th of January 2018 - Napier forecast

Hi there I am having a large gathering at my home in Napier this coming Saturday. Metservice says rain; Weatherwatch says "partly cloudy"... Which one should I rely on? Thanks Karen

Hi there In this case I'm not

Hi there

In this case I'm not sure it's that straight forward. Generally speaking I'm seeing mainly dry conditions for a good portion of the day, hot too. Just later in the afternoon / evening there comes the risk of a few isolated showers.

Keep an eye on these maps if you like, you can scroll through the day in question and see if there are any shower possibilities for napier: http://www.weatherwatch.co.nz/forecast-maps/rain

Hope the helps.

Cheers
Aaron

Anniversary Weekend

Too early to ask how we are looking for Anniversary Weekend in Auckland?

Hi there, and yes it is

Hi there, and yes it is sorry! The long range data for then shows a couple of big systems around (one big high and one big low) but too far out to know the placement or strength of those systems. Will have a better idea by the end of this week.
Cheers
WW

All good - thanks for

All good - thanks for answering!

Hi their

Hi their Do you know what the weather looks like for next Saturday Thank you

Quite possibly....but where

Quite possibly....but where for!? :)
Cheers

WW

For Auckland

For Auckland

Weather for sat

Auckland please

A very messy set up this

A very messy set up this weekend with a lot of humid, cloudy, sub-tropical air around northern NZ. Keep an eye on our detailed Auckland forecasts (which have hourly forecasts for you to look at across Saturday) - at this stage the day looks fairly cloudy, quite humid with drizzle and even the chance of heavier showers in the mix. A forecast that might change a bit as we head into Saturday but muggy weather looks likely.

Kind regards
WW

Windy Dunedin.

Hello WW Team I really need your help here. We have had winds, winds and windy winds in Dunedin since before Christmas. Will there be an end to it before summer dies? Or is Dunedin really the wind capital of New Zealand??? Sorry Wellington but I think we deserve that title. Past 3 days saw 30+ kph winds at times. My allergies are going nuts BTW. Cheers and keep up your usual good work, guys. FS&Cat

Will there be an end? How

Will there be an end? How long is a piece of string? It just depends on the type of weather set ups that are moving through. Summer is typical for having fresh east to northeasterly winds about eastern coastal parts of the South Island, some summers more then others. May have to just go with it :)

Thanks for writing in!

Aaron

meremere

Do you get your forecast from Accuweather ( as installed on most android phones) or do they get it from you? One of you has decided that Meremere is in Taranaki instead of North Waikato and it is screwing up a whole lot of people. There is an international motorsport venue at Drag Way Meremere, ( North Waikato) between Huntly and Pokeno which is weather reliant to run some of it's activities.People come from all over New Zealand to race there, but when they use their phone to check the weather it is telling them about Taranaki weather which is often too wet to race . This leads to less competitors, less spectators , loss of revenue and wasted money for those who competitors who miss out on points for national series because they didn't show up due to a bad weather forecast. It skews the season results and reduces participation in future events and racing series. I am asking you to correct this anomally...90% of Kiwis who know of Meremere would be thinking of the North Waikato village, power station district or Drag racing venue. ( There are also five other motorsport tracks at the venue. ) All affected by this innacuracy. The Meremere which you forecast for is a very small road and Pa in South Taranaki which nobody I know has ever heard of.

Hi there, not sure why we

Hi there, not sure why we don't have Meremere in Waikato, but we will be including it soon! Our data does not come from AccuWeather, we work with IBM/The Weather Company which supplies data to Apple and Google. However our current agreement is actually with Wunderground which is now becoming a bit dated and this is a clear example of some of the minor bugs they have. For those using "automatically find your location" they will get the local Meremere forecast in North Waikato if in the area, but yes if searching elsewhere for 'Meremere' it does appear to be a bug directing them to the Taranaki forecast. Our new partnership with IBM will address this issue in the next month or so. It's a major nationwide upgrade we're doing. We have 1500 forecast locations to manage right now, soon we're increasing that even further. By the way, the two Government forecasters your taxes fund provide no forecast for Meremere.

Apologies for the bug. In the meantime Pokeno will be the best location to promote.

Thanks for bringing this to our attention - and look forward to the fix in the near future.
Kind regards

WW

Average temperature in Hamilton during Winter

Hello! I was wondering what is average minimum and maximum temperatures of Hamilton during the Winter months?

Hi there Feel free to visit

Hi there

Feel free to visit this page: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hamilton,_New_Zealand

Scroll down a bit and you'll find weather information for Hamilton :)

Cheers
Aaron

Weather february

Hi we are travelling to NZ at the end of january for 4 weeks. We are staying in Auckland, Bay of Islands and Nelson. Could you please let me know what the weather is going to be like. The forecast at the moment says that it is rain +++. Is it going to rain most of february? Kind Regards

Hi there Sorry, not sure what

Hi there

Sorry, not sure what will happen in February at this stage. It's a bit too far into the future.

Come back and ask us 7 days out from your trip and maybe we'll have a better idea of what is coming?

We mostly deal with the next 5 to 6 days, beyond that forecasts can start to chop and change a fair bit. At times they can be consistent and pull through, just depends.

Cheers
Aaron

Short break

We're looking to take a short break somewhere in the North Island 15-17 January. It looks after all this sunshine as though we're in for a wet week. Where would you recommend for the best weather?!

Hawke's Bay! While Tuesday

Hawke's Bay! While Tuesday night and Wednesday AM won't be great, the rest of the week looks the best in the North Island around then :) 

Cheers
WW

Forcast vs rain radar maps

Hi There Heading to tawhranui Peninsula near Omaha on Monday for 6 nights. Hoping you can walk me through the basics of reading the weather!?!? Can you help me understand the 10 day forcast versus the 10 day rain radar maps. The day by day forcast and the text descriptions are showing differently to the rain radar - eg doesn't look like any wet weather from Thursday. However the forcast says showers still on Thurs and Sat. Am I reading the rain radar incorrectly? Had assumed if no colour then that means a dry sky? Pink reads as showers? Appreciate your wisdom !

H there, yes it can be a

H there, yes it can be a little tricky pairing them up (as they don't always go hand in hand). Keep an eye on the % chance of rain for the area you're specifically heading to. Monday looks mostly dry but a front on late Tuesday / early Wednesday sees some heavy rain - then generally it improves again. Shower risks in coastal areas like Omaha can be VERY tricky to forecast with coastal winds shifting where those showers can be. We can often be on the borderline for showers at the time of the year - so that's why the maps and forecasts may not match up. Our advice is to focus on the % of rain each day (and hourly where it matters) as anything over 60% is a fairly high chance of some wet weather. The weather icons sometimes will show a RAIN cloud but the % of rain tells you if it's a high chance of rain. The weather maps then can give you some understanding as to where the main area of rain is how close you are to this. Also keep an eye on our detailed Auckland forecast that we write here at WeatherWatch.co.nz as it somewhat applies to Omaha area too. Hopefully you will be covered with that info - but feel free to always ask again closer to the time :)

Cheers

WW

Wrong weather station

Why has the Cambridge weather been showing obs from TGA?

Hi there, can you please send

Hi there, can you please send us a screenshot of what you are seeing so we can investigate further?

Kind regards
WW

Screenshot

Where can I attach the screenshot? Might need an email address. my phone app has been doing it too. Noticed it yesterday

news at weatherwatch dot co

news at weatherwatch dot co dot nz

WW

Hi thrir

Hi yea we are having a large outdoor gathing in Auckland on the 27 Jan was wounding if their was any idea of weather hoping for a sunny day Thank you

Hi there That's over two

Hi there

That's over two weeks away so at the moment no sorry not sure right at the moment. Feel free to keep an eye on our rain maps as the day in question approaches nad you can see for yourself what may be happening weather wise.

http://www.weatherwatch.co.nz/forecast-maps/rain

Or come back and ask about 7 days out :)

Cheers
WW

probable weather cycle?

Hello, I'm a farmer from the South Otago region (Balclutha Area) and we have received below average rainfall since July 20th. How long do you anticipate lasting, we are starting to get desperate. Thanks and kind regards, G. Hunter ps, we seem to be getting big cyclones to the south-east of the country which is moving the rain north missing us.

Hi there, thanks for your

Hi there, thanks for your message and question. The news isn't great in the short term - but there is SOME rain coming. The general trend if for drier than average weather for the next 7 days, however next week there's a chance of two cold fronts coming in to Southland. Take a look here at our latest forecast for next week which breaks down what is happening each day. You'll be into the low 30sC on Monday though - hot and dry weekend coming up. Overall the map at the bottom suggests the dry trend continues - but these fronts can sometimes deliver a good downpour - but no major change in the pattern for you just yet.

Cheers
Philip Duncan

Rain for southland

Hi do you see any significant rain for January for inland southland . We had relieving rain over Christmas but have been in a prolonged dry spell. Cheers.

Hi there There may be some

Hi there

There may be some rain around the 17th otherwise looking fairly dry. Keep an eye on these maps (link just below) and you'll see the rain bands and where the are going using the drop down menu / skipping ahead of time etc.

http://www.weatherwatch.co.nz/forecast-maps/rain

WW

Next Week

Hi, We were thinking of renting a bach next week in Matakana with the kids, but the forecast is showing rain from Tues to Fri. How certain is that at the moment? Thanks!

A bit hard to lock in, it

A bit hard to lock in, it looks patchy but with a sub-tropical connection it means any rain or showers could be quite heavy. One to keep an eye on - the models have bene flipping a bit on whether high pressure will win out or this low coming in. Keep an eye on the % of rain in the forecasts for Matakana and we'll most likely have a news story on this potential wet weather tomorrow, Thursday.

Cheers :)
WW

Whale watching trip in kaikoura

Hi my daughters looking at going on one of the boat trips to see the dolphins and hopefully whales on Sunday , just wondering what the weather and sea looks like on that day. Thanks

Hi there, at this stage it's

Hi there, at this stage it's looking pretty good. Swells of around 1 metre with NE wind and mostly sunny or dry weather. Hopefully holds out! 
Cheers

WW

Bay Of Islands Weather

Going sailing on the 15th of Jan for a week. Is it too far out to forecast? Concerned about a low coming down from the tropics.

Hi thereThe 15th looks

Hi there

The 15th looks mainly cloudy, chance of a shower or two with northeasterlies. 16th has some rain with heavy falls possible then clearing up on the 17th.

That's as far as I can see currently, and yes the above may change as we get closer to those dates due to it being a bit far out in time. Keep an eye on these maps if you can: http://www.weatherwatch.co.nz/forecast-maps/rain

They show exactly what we would be looking at.

Wishing you the best for you trip!

WW

Awesome thanks for the link

Awesome thanks for the link to the maps :)

Cricket for Tuesday in Nelson

Hi, weather reports for Tuesdays 2nd ODI for the Blackcaps v Pakistan are looking no good for play. Any update or thoughts on play. Cheers Al

Looks like showers moving in

Looks like showers moving in late afternoon so hopefully some game time before then :)

WW

Frost in Dunedin??

Hey there WW Team Was there a frost in Dunedin last night coz it sure is Cold As this morning. Mr. Pussycat doesn't even want out. The NOW report is 3.7 degrees and...and.....my tomatooossss!! You know how tasty tomatoes are in noodles. Seriously. Thanks for your help again, Awesome dudes. From a Funky Student & Cat. Lol

G'day there Could have been a

G'day there

Could have been a frost in some sheltered areas / valleys but possibly the temperature would have stuck just above zero.

Certainly a cold morning!

WW

Hi Do you suspect the road

Hi Do you suspect the road from Christchurch to Picton will be open tomorrow? Thanks

Hi there, for roading

Hi there, for roading information you need to check NZTA's website for highway conditions. 

Kind regards

WW

Gisborne 16th-28th jan

Hello Just wondering if you have a rough idea of the weather due in Gisborne between the 16th - 28th jan yet? Whether it is Rain or sun? And what kind of temperatures. Hoping we are seeing the last of this rain soon.... Thanks